Chrissy Rouse died after being involved in a crash during the Bennetts British Superbike Championship race. He was only 26 years old.
Mr Rouse crashed on the first lap of the race on Sunday and was ‘mistakenly struck’ by another rider, suffering a significant head injury. Rouse was treated at the track’s side and taken to the circuit’s medical centre, where he was placed in a coma.
Mr Rouse died as a result of his injuries after undergoing an emergency neurosurgical procedure shortly after being admitted.
On Thursday afternoon, the 26-year-old “passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family in hospital,” according to organisers.
A statement released by the organizers ( MSVR ) read:
They wish to thank all the attending marshals and medical services who provided such skill and care attending to ChrissyMSVR said of the family
They also stated that they are looking into the cause of the accident:
MSVR is now working with the Coroner, Police and the Motorcycle Circuit Racing Control Board in order to investigate the full circumstances of this tragic accident.
Our deepest condolences are extended to Chrissy’s family, friends and team members.